The U.S. is currently in the midst of the longest economic expansion since the period following World War II. But even though the numbers are good, they don’t add up to prosperity for all Americans. William Brangham talks to Matthew…
China set out to retaliate against new U.S. import taxes on Chinese goods on Tuesday by saying it would levy tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, ranging from agricultural products and machinery to chemicals. John Yang talks with…
The U.S. economy added more jobs than expected in May and the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.8 percent, remaining at its lowest level in decades.
By Daniel Bush
The sell-off that hit Wall Street on Friday whipsawed the market again on Monday. In one furious, 15-minute stretch, the Dow dropped and recouped 700 points. What made markets plunge? John Yang gets analysis from Gillian Tett of the Financial…
By PBS NewsHour
By Paul Solman
Is geographic mobility the key to moving up the economic ladder? Economists are finding that the odds no longer favor American kids in doing better than their parents, but some hope that uprooting their families and moving to safer streets…
By Kristen Doerer
The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, building on the 292,000 jobs created in June, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent.
By Vikram Mansharamani
We need to look at the big picture, and when we do, we might conclude today’s decision probably doesn’t matter that much.
By PBS NewsHour
The May jobs report was surprisingly strong. Employers added 280,000 jobs, marking a rebound from the year's first quarter and stemming fears of an economic cool down. Judy Woodruff learns more from Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.
By Nora Daly
Whether it’s through dating service ads on your Facebook page and in your inbox, or through the matchmaking attempts of a well-meaning friend, it’s easy for unmarried people to feel singled out. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data,…
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